Today we announced the appointments of Andrew Gould as Senior Vice President and Head of A&R, North America and Corey Roberts as Vice President of A&R Research.
In his new role at Downtown, Andrew will oversee the company’s A&R, writer relations, and creative development operations in North America, reporting to Kalifowitz.
Prior to joining Downtown, Andrew served as Co-Head of A&R at BMG, where he played a critical role in providing creative and organizational leadership. Joining in 2012, Andrew was pivotal to the careers of talents like Jon Bellion, Bebe Rexha, Jason Evigan, Max Frost, Lewis Capaldi, and Andra Day, whose work with Andrew on “Rise Up” led to two Grammy nominations in 2016. Andrew's recent success stories include placing The Monsters & Strangerz’ co-written multi-format smash single “The Middle” with Zedd, Grey and Maren Morris, and signing Calum Scott, whose debut album went to Number One on the iTunes album chart across 19 countries around the globe.
With over 17 years of experience in the music industry, Andrew started his career at Epic Records, where he assisted the making of Sony’s priority pop acts, before moving to EMI Music Publishing, where he was an early champion of Sia and worked closely with hit-makers Savan Kotecha, Jim Jonsin, and Toby Gad. Andrew received his MBA from The Wharton School (’11) and is passionate about music industry advocacy. This past June, he was elected to the LA Chapter of the Grammy Board, where he co-chairs the Advocacy Committee.
We also named Corey Roberts as Vice President of A&R Research, based out of our New York City headquarters. Corey will be responsible for the discovery and study of the analytics behind artists and songs, both new and old, in order to identify potential new opportunities for Downtown. Before joining Downtown, Corey led A&R Research at SONGS Publishing, where he was part of the team who discovered and signed trailblazers like Lorde and Desiigner. Prior to SONGS, Roberts helped shape A&R research at UMPG, Motown Records, and Epic Records.